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Avery Lee Smith / June 12, 2018

Avery Lee Smith, age 63, of Chase City, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He was born March 24, 1955 in Halifax County, and was the son of the late John Raymond Smith and the late Margaret Benfield Smith. 

Avery is survived by two sons, Jeremy Lee Smith and wife, Jennifer of Skipwith and Christopher Dale Smith and wife, Jenna of Skipwith and six grandchildren, Sydney Dawn Smith, Jeremy Austin Smith, Coby Dalton Smith, Christopher Dylan Smith, Joshua Dale Smith, and Megan Brook Smith. He is also survived by his brother, Jerry Smith and wife, Halo; sister, Judy Moore and husband, Eddie; brother-in-law, Peter Garnett; and nieces and nephews, Roy Moore, Curtis Moore, Tammy Brown, Casey Brown, Sherrie Carter, and Miranda Smith. 

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Ashley Brook Smith and sister, Kay Garnett. 

A memorial service was held Friday, June 8, at the home of Jeremy and Jennifer Smith.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Chase City Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 81, Chase City, VA 23924.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. 

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